Pristimantis crucifer (Boulenger, 1899)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Ceuthomantinae > Genus: Pristimantis > Species: Pristimantis crucifer

Hylodes crucifer Boulenger, 1899, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 4: 456. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.16.91 (formerly 1899.10.30.40), according to J.D. Lynch IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 282. Type locality: "Porvenir, [Provincia] Bolívar, 5800 feet", Ecuador.

Eleutherodactylus cruciferStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Peters, 1955, Rev. Ecuat. Entomol. Parsitol., 2: 337.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) cruciferLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.

Pristimantis cruciferHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) cruciferHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128.

English Names

Porvenir Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).

Blue-thighed Rainfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 64). 

Distribution

Cloud forests at 1200 to 1800 m elevation on the Pacific slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia (Departamento Nariño) and Ecuador from the provinces of Imbabura and Esmeraldas south to Bolivar.

Comment

See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 85-86. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus crucifer) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 330. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 64–66, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. Muñoz-Arcos, Guerrero-Cupacán, and Cepeda-Quilindo, 2016, Check List, 12(6: 2021): 1–4, reported the species from Nariño Department, Colombia. 

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